Writing: January 26, 2019

Songs about writing — and authors, and in some cases reading — on this very literary WAFFLES!, starting with the free jazz of Ornette Coleman and ending with a novel cover of the Beatles’ “Paperback Writer” by the B-52s. In the interim, everything from Prince to Lana Del Rey, from Dexy’s Midnight Runners to Nick Cave, from Paul Simon to Emily Haines… join us!

Music for this edition:

WAFFLES theme :: Teen Titans

Story Writing :: Ornette Coleman

The Girl at the Typewriter :: Raymond Scott

Baudelaire :: Serge Gainsbourg

I Could Write a Book :: Holly Cole

Rewrite :: Paul Simon

Hope is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman to Have :: Lana del Rey

Autobiography :: Sloan

One of These Days :: Neil Young

Song for “The Wars” :: Jenna?

Young Glass :: Hey Rosetta!

Dance Stance :: Dexys Midnight Runners

The Writing on My Father’s Hand :: Dead Can Dance

Offred :: Dan Mangan + Blacksmith

I’m Writing a Novel :: Father John Misty

The Engine Driver :: The Decemberists

David Foster Wallace :: Milo

Living With David Foster Wallace :: BLAMMOS & Friends

Magic Word :: Fucked Up

Myopic Books :: American Music Club

Man Machine Poem :: The Tragically Hip

Reading in Bed :: Emily Haines & The Soft Skeletons

We Call Upon the Author to Explain :: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

The Ballad of Dorothy Parker :: Prince

Paperback Writer :: The B-52’s

Next week: SPIDERS!!!!!